Ugur, Mehmet (2007): Migration without borders: the ethics, economics and governance of free movement. Published in: Migration without Borders, edited by A. Pecoud and P. de Guchteneire, New York and Oxford: Bergham Books in Association with UNESCO Publishing, 2007 (2007): 65.-94.
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This article develops and discusses the argument that it is difficult to make an ethical or economic case against free movement of workers. The analysis that leads to this conclusion also enables us to demonstrate that free movement is not only feasible but also more efficient compared to restrictive/protectionist policies. Another implication of the analysis in this paper is that a multilateral framework similar to that of World Trade Organisation (WTO) – e.g., a World Migration Organisation (WMO) - would be an optimal arrangement that could enable member countries to tackle externalities and collective action problems associated with international migration. Although free movement and its multilateral governance are not high on governments’ policy agenda, they remain the most rational solutions to international migration problems in the age of globalisation coupled with persistence in international income inequalities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Migration without borders: the ethics, economics and governance of free movement|
|Keywords:||international migration, free movement of workers, ethics of migration, economics of migration, governance of migration|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
F - International Economics > F0 - General > F02 - International Economic Order
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F53 - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
|Depositing User:||Mehmet Ugur|
|Date Deposited:||21. Oct 2010 16:16|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 07:52|
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